If you are concerned about safety, do contact/visit the local authorities and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand; if unfamiliar with the area, do revisit more than once and at different times of day...... more
Take a look at Trulia's Crime Maps to get a better sense of what is happening in the area:
I actually grew up close by in Studio City and it seemed to me (just from observation) that the majority of the crimes were auto theft/burglary. It felt like a pretty safe place to grow up!
Ali, Community Manager... more
Contact their broker? Unless you locate a realtor who can review all documents you signed, statements and etc. difficult for anyone to render an opinion on behalf of any party.
You would need to locate an realtor or attorney in that city/ state.
Sorry to hear you may have some problems... more